Tag: Television

The TV Show ‘Physical’ Shines a Light on the Aerobics Era

Working out began to feel like a requirement of womanhood. Self-care became hard work. Consider Ms. Fonda’s mantra from this era, “discipline is liberation,” and how that idea now seems to be deeply threaded into every Peloton ad or Instagram humblebrag. The shift also led to a surge in eating disorder diagnoses and to a […]

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‘Us’ Offers Marital Angst and a Trip to Europe

Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Barcelona. the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum, the Accademia, the Miro museum. Bistros, trattorias, canals, quaint hotels, cocktails, dazzling sunshine on the sparkling Mediterranean. It sounds like the prepandemic holiday of a thousand fantasies, and indeed it is. In the four-part mini-series “Us,” premiering Sunday on PBS’s “Masterpiece,” Tom Hollander (“The Night Manager”) and […]

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GB News Is Off to a Splashy, but Shaky, Start in Britain

Media analysts said GB News faced a bigger long-term challenge: It wants to be treated as a traditional ad-supported news channel, but it is promoting itself as a politically opinionated combatant in the culture wars. “GB News is pitching itself along identity lines but using the idea of a separation between advertisers and editorial to […]

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Stephen Colbert Celebrates America’s New Holiday, Juneteenth

“And long overdue,” Colbert said. “Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day the last group of enslaved people in America learned about the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation that had taken place two and a half years earlier. Then, it only took 156 more years until the idea finally reached Washington that maybe we should […]

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BET Awards 2021: Andra Day, Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Tyler the Creator Among Performers

(Left to Right) Andra Day; Jazmine Sullivan; Kirk Franklin; Tyler the CreatorPhoto: Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S./Slaven Vlasic for Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative/ Aaron J. Thornton for BET/Amy Sussman (Getty Images) On Thursday, BET announced its star-studded musical lineup for the 2021 BET Awards. Advertisement In a press release sent to The Root, this year’s performers mark […]

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Nielsen Introduces New Ratings for Streaming Services

Rich Greenfield, a media analyst at LightShed Partners, said Netflix was signaling its approval of The Gauge because the new metric shows that the platform, along with YouTube, is the streaming leader. “It also shows that 6 percent of time is spent on Netflix, and where’s that going to be in 10 years?” Mr. Greenfield […]

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Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming

Rich Greenfield, a media analyst at LightShed Partners, said Netflix was signaling its approval of The Gauge because the new metric shows that the platform, along with YouTube, is the streaming leader. “It also shows that 6 percent of time is spent on Netflix, and where’s that going to be in 10 years?” Mr. Greenfield […]

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Late Night Sums Up the Biden and Putin Summit

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. Looking for more to watch? Here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. Ending Things Early President Biden’s short, tense meeting in Geneva with President Vladimir V. […]

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What Is Your Favorite TV Comedy?

Television in the 21st century is an endless buffet, with networks and streamers serving up more tasty offerings than any one person could possibly binge. The array can be overwhelming, so every so often, those of us on the TV desk at The New York Times like to push back from the table and take […]

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How to Watch New York’s Final Democratic Mayoral Debate

The final debate among the leading Democratic candidates for mayor of New York City takes place Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. After last week’s debate, which featured only five of the top contenders, eight candidates will return to the stage: Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Raymond J. McGuire, Dianne Morales, Scott M. […]

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Trevor Noah: Marjorie Taylor Greene Has a Lot to Learn

“Also, because herd immunity is commonly considered to be achieved at somewhere between 70 and 80 percent, so New York State will lift virtually all Covid restrictions, including remaining capacity limits, social distancing and cleaning and disinfecting mandates — which means that Pizza Rat can finally dine inside again.” — STEPHEN COLBERT “And as a […]

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Colbert Returns to Live Cheers and a Lively Jon Stewart

It took Stephen Colbert 15 months to get back in front of a full, live audience telling jokes. Then it took a minute or two more. Colbert took the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater Monday after a song-and-dance cold open in which the host reunited with his work trousers. But before he could start […]

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Hungary Adopts Child Sex Abuse Law That Also Targets LGBT Community

BUDAPEST — Hungary’s Parliament voted on Tuesday to adopt legislation that would increase sentences for sex crimes against children, but critics say the law is being used to target the country’s L.G.B.T. community ahead of crunch elections for Prime Minister Viktor Orban next year. Last-minute changes to the bill, which was prompted by public outrage […]

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On ‘Dave,’ Lil Dicky Faces the Music

Season 2 puts the question even more directly. Dave gets a call from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dave’s basketball idol, who’s seen a video in which Dave imagines himself as Abdul-Jabbar. Dave is delighted, until he learns that the N.B.A. legend is also a journalist who writes on politics and race, and the meet-up is an interview. […]

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The PBS Chef Martin Yan Teaches Chinese Cooking to a New Audience

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. — Live from his home kitchen in the Bay Area, Martin Yan flashed a smile, raised his cleaver and chanted the catchphrase that the 150 or so people watching him online were clamoring to hear: “If Yan can cook, so can you!” For Mr. Yan — who over a four-decade career has played […]

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Seth Meyers Sums Up Biden’s Time at G7

“For one there was that awkward socially distanced picture of the G7 leaders where they look like Street Fighter characters no one wants to pick,” Seth Meyers said. “They should all be doing the video game character thing where they bounce in place in their signature pose, Biden just standing there with his dukes up, […]

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Stephen Colbert Returns to ‘Late Show’ Stage Before Vaccinated Fans

Mr. Licht worked with ViacomCBS to get the necessary clearances. By mid-May, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted indoor regulations for mask use among vaccinated people, the show was well on its way to a return. Approval from New York State came May 22, Mr. Licht said. After Mr. Colbert announced, three […]

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Nine Ned Beatty Movies and Shows to Stream

Ned Beatty, who died on Sunday at 83, was the quintessential character actor. He looked like a regular guy, not a movie star, so he didn’t play leading roles — he played supporting characters, best friends, background figures and bureaucrats. He did so in 165 films and television shows before retiring quietly in 2013, and […]

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Newsmax ‘Reviewing’ Host’s Racist Tweets About How White People Being in the Military ‘Made a Big Difference With Morale’

Screenshot: HuffPost/ YouTube In today’s episode of The Fragile Whites Say the Darndest Things, Greg Kelly, a host on Newsmax—which is basically Fox News’ illegitimate love child that it only claims during tax season—posted then later deleted a pair of racist tweets about how the existence of white people in the military and government made […]

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘The Celebrity Dating Game’ and a Father’s Day Special

Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, June 14-20. Details and times are subject to change. Monday SABOTEUR (1942) 8 p.m. on TCM. In this spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Cummings plays Barry […]

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Ned Beatty, Actor Known for ‘Network’ and ‘Deliverance,’ Dies at 83

Ned Beatty, who during a prolific acting career that spanned more than four decades earned an Oscar nomination for his role in “Network” and gave a cringe-inducing performance as a weekend outdoorsman assaulted by backwoods brutes in “Deliverance,” died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. His death was confirmed by […]

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‘Lupin’ Took the World by Stealth. Part 2 Can’t Be So Sneaky.

Anybody who claims to have foreseen the sweeping, worldwide success of the Netflix series “Lupin” is probably engaging in a bit of revisionist history. When the first five-episode installment dropped, on Jan. 8, the show’s team hoped that “Lupin” would do well enough in its home country of France, where the title — a reference […]

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‘Betty’ Skates Into Season 2

MORAN I care a lot about mental health issues being less taboo because that reduces stigma and assumptions, which can be very hurtful to people that suffer from mental illness. I have a story, and I’m planning on sharing it with the Jed Foundation, but I’m not talking about it yet because it hasn’t happened […]

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Rose Byrne and Annie Weisman Get Into ‘Physical’

In the first moments of “Physical,” a new series debuting June 18 on Apple TV+, Sheila (Rose Byrne), a homemaker in San Diego, Calif., looks in the mirror. She doesn’t like what she sees. “Look at you,” she says to herself in a vicious voice-over. “I mean, seriously. Do you really think you’re pulling this […]

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In ‘Blindspotting’ Series, Jasmine Cephas Jones Steps Into Full View

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal spent 9 years making “Blindspotting,” a dark and dreamlike 2018 buddy comedy about two friends grappling with police power in a rapidly gentrifying Oakland. They considered it an artistic success, if not necessarily a financial one. “We didn’t make any money off it,” Diggs said. “I’m not sure anybody did.” […]

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Trevor Noah Thanks Anti-Vaxxers on Behalf of Other Countries

“I have an idea for this. You know, I think when someone in another country gets one of our doses, they should be told whose vaccine they got. Like, ‘Oh, this Johnson & Johnson was supposed to go to a retired elementary schoolteacher in Florida, but she read on Facebook it was made from demon […]

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How One Actress Is Reshaping the Story of Anne Boleyn

LONDON — Britain’s most recent rendering of the story of Anne Boleyn, the second of Henry VIII’s six wives, begins at the end. When the new mini-series “Anne Boleyn” opens, it’s 1536, the queen is pregnant and powerful — and has five months left to live. Anne’s story, which occupies a special place in the […]

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Stephen Colbert Thinks President Biden Can Win Europe Back

“Come on, Europe, you can’t judge us. You had fascists; we had fascists. You have rulers that marry their cousins; we have Rudy, who married his cousin. You had Nosferatu; we have — we have Rudy. Potato, pot-ah-to,” Stephen Colbert said. “Tomorrow, that cicada will be on Fox News in a neck brace calling for […]

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Elisabeth Moss Wanted to Direct. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Was Her Chance.

This interview contains spoilers through Episode 9 of Season 4 of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Elisabeth Moss was already the star and an executive producer on “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But this season, she also became a director, helming three episodes that display a flair for visual language. (The last of them, Episode 9, debuted Wednesday on […]

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Kevins Can Score Improbably Attractive TV Wives

In 1998, during the second episode of the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens,” the husband, Doug (Kevin James), learns that the women in his wife’s family put on weight as they age. So even though Doug is fat — “I look like I’m in my twelfth trimester,” he says — he plots to keep […]

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